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2016 Hyundai Tucson

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2016 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Smart redesign adds space
  • Good value package, with a strong warranty


  • Base model's engine lacks gusto
  • Larger inside but still one of the smaller compact SUVs

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 33 highway, 29 combined

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More of everything with the all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson was always a fun-to-drive choice in the hotly contested crowd of compact SUVs, and with this 2016 redesign, Hyundai has addressed the chief complaints against it. The previous Tucson wasn't the most family-friendly choice, with a cramped rear seat and a smaller-than-average trunk. With this new model, the rear seats now can accommodate adults and the expanded trunk space is more useful.

The rest of the offering remains familiar, with appealing improvements, though the trim lines have been juggled. The SE is now the base model and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, a 5-inch color touchscreen, a rearview camera, satellite radio, and more. Its limiting factor is the 2.0-liter engine, which feels a bit sluggish. You'll want the Eco or the Sport, which come with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that adds some pep to the performance without dinging EPA estimates much. The Limited remains the range-topping choice, with loads of features to match the Tucson’s crisp, stylish looks. All of the improvements combine to make it a tough new competitor to beat.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

5 Stars7
4 Stars1
3 Stars0
2 Stars2
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 7th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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